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... a "shale gas bubble". Can you say Bakken envy??
Sunday night some of us decided to check out the St Petersburg circus. We all had mixed feelings once we realized what we had gotten ourselves into (with animal rights stuff) but it appeared that the animals were relatively fine, and the majority of the performances were acrobatics / gymnastics oriented, and it turned out to be pretty crazy. None of us had ever been to a circus before, let alone in ...
... Pushkin died in 1937.
The palace and its surrounding areas and gardens are amazing. The Great Hall and other state rooms have beautiful decor. The Amber room in the palace has a particularly interesting historical story. An amber study was given to Peter the Great as a gift from William Frederick after an alliance between Russian an Prussia were made in 1716. It is thought that this gift ...
... See more here: http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/201 0/01/19/russian-orthodox-take-icy-plung es-to-celebrate-epiphany/ After the long day, we collapsed in the hostel for spagbol and some locally brewed Baltikas while watching a horrendous but hilarious Russian dubbed Arnie, in Terminator 3. Bliss. Our last day saw temperatures rise considerably, to a balmy and crisp -10C thanks to an overcast sky. It's probably colder at home ...
... together, and we went to see St. Petersburg SKA hockey team play Atlant Mytischi .... This was a highlight for sure, and we all got into the spirit buying scarves, hats, and for Charlie, even playing a game of table hockey prior to the game. We were in the nose bleed section, but had a good view of the ice and the atmosphere was awesome. We (SKA) won the game in a nail biter 4-3! On Thursday everyone struggled to get going, ...
... to get us ballet or Opera tickets for that night once I was up & about.. but all of the affordable tickets were already sold out. So we did TRY to do something constructive with our last day of St Petersburg.
Finishing up the day with a cheap franchise Fasta Pasta dish & a couple of movies at the hostel. We were looking forward to finally entering Europe the next morning.. into Estonia we go!!
Loving every minute!
Dani & Brent
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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